The Elves and the Shoemaker


A tale of magic and mischief


The Play

Cast & Crew

Once, there were two shoemakers who were very old and very poor, so poor they couldn’t even afford to buy presents for each other. With no wood for their fire and only one piece of leather left to make a final pair of shoes, there was little cheer in the Shoemakers’ shop. But that night, just as the snow drifted down outside and the clock struck midnight, little Elves decided to spread a little bit of magic which would make a whole lot of difference.

Live music, puppetry, physical storytelling and a bit of Elf magic combine to tell this classic tale.


Suitable for age 3+


Touring to schools and theatres from 11th January -24th January 2016.

Shoemaker and Boy Elf Gareth Cooper

Wife and Girl Elf Bethany Jo Clews


Director Penny Breakwell


Composer Ivan Stott

Movement Liz Clark

Designer Dorrie Scott

Costume Maker Nicole Grant


Production Manager for Derby Theatre Jay Bridges


Filming Richard Swainson, Swainson Productions

Photography Steve Gresty


Administration Adam Pownall Derby Theatre